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Mount Pleasant Planning Commission takes action against suspended Delta Chi fraternity

Mount Pleasant Planning Commission takes action against suspended Delta Chi fraternity

Mount Pleasant officials have had their hands full with the Delta Chi chapter at Central Michigan University. The 1007 S. Main St. house was served 29 violations from the city’s Code Enforcement department between 2012 and 2014. Violations range from […]
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Orrin Shawl | Staff Reporter 
Members of Club Running begin their daily jog at the Student Activity Center on April 7, 2014.

Warmer weather allows runners to find more jogging routes

With all the snow melted and the sun emerges, many Central Michigan University students are taking to the pavement outside for the first time in months. The registered student organization known as Club Running at CMU, has been running on an indoor […]
Isabella County / Metro / News / Politics
Roadside animal removal could be made easier by Booher’s Bill

Roadside animal removal could be made easier by Booher’s Bill

A new Michigan law could make keeping roadkill easier for drivers. Booher’s Bill passed in the state’s Senate unanimously on March 26, and is awaiting approval from the House of Representatives and Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill will allow drivers who collide with animals […]
Metro
Life in Greektown: Local residents urge Greeks to publicize successes, community to recognize contributions

Life in Greektown: Local residents urge Greeks to publicize successes, community to recognize contributions

David Stairs has raised his 15-year-old son in the heart of Central Michigan University’s Greek neighborhood. Living in a house on the corner of Washington and Locust streets since 2004, the graphic design professor said communication was essential to his family’s success in […]
Metro / Politics / U.S./World

Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in admissions decisions

U.S. Supreme Court justices upheld an amendment to Michigan’s constitution on Tuesday banning the use of race in higher education admission decisions. In a 6-2 ruling, justices found Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education – approved by voters in […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Local farmer pleads not guilty in death of 71 calves

A Deerfield Township farmer charged with animal cruelty pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday at the Isabella County Trial Court. John Montross, 29, faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine if he is found guilty of animal cruelty after […]
Metro / Police/Courts

Farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charge

A Deerfield Township farmer charged with felony animal cruelty pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing Monday at the Isabella County Trial Court. John Montross, 29, faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine if he is found guilty of animal […]
Metro
David Skinner, right, greets members of the church after service on Sunday.  In 2005 Skinner found the Potter's House Family Worship Center and has since then become very involved with the community. (Andraya Croft | Staff Photographer)

Words of worship: CMU student overcomes being homeless, troubled past through religion, rap

David Skinner, Jr. might have a speech impediment, but when he starts rapping, nothing can stop his flow or his faith. Through his music, the 38-year-old junior at Central Michigan University has been able to solve his troubles with communication brought […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Cranker’s still without a liquor license

Cranker’s still without a liquor license

Cranker’s Restaurant and Brewery cannot serve its popular beer. General Manager Allen Knash said the restaurant hasn’t been able to complete the process of earning its liquor license due to a lack of organization with Michigan’s licensing committee. He said […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Metro / Mount Pleasant
(Courtesy Photo | Megan Pacer)

United Way volunteers honored at campaign celebration

United Way of Isabella County honored hard-working members of the community while celebrating the end of this year’s community-wide fundraising campaign. Among those honored was CMU Student Campaign chairman Andrew Brown. Brown originally got involved in United Way through a […]
Metro / Police/Courts
Local police dispel myths about speeding tickets

Local police dispel myths about speeding tickets

Chloe Lewis believes a police officer’s judgement is fair, but speeding-ticket fines are not. When Lewis was pulled over for driving more than 15 mph over the speed limit, she received a warning. “I didn’t have any points or anything,” […]
Politics
Democrat withdraws from 4th Congressional District race, lends support to Alma practitioner

Democrat withdraws from 4th Congressional District race, lends support to Alma practitioner

Democrat John Barker dropped out of the 4th Congressional District race Monday to lend his support to Alma resident Jeff Holmes. Barker, a former Union Township supervisor, announced on his campaign’s Facebook page that he is ending his campaign to […]


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